Director – Rates Valuation Controller @ Tier 1 Bank - May 2012
A request was made by a senior figure at a tier 1 bank recently needing access to end of day time series USD Swaps data taken at HK close, in order for them to conduct their correlation analysis as part of their day to day processes across their middle office. We informed this senior figure that the 1y – 30 y swaps times series data under this particular currency dated back just over 5 years. This was satisfactory to their needs. However, DTS recognised that further time series data would have made their task considerably smoother and much easier. As DTS strive to keep customers more than satisfied after requests have been made, we therefore within 24hrs provided history dating back a further 5 years’, so a time series of swaps data was now available at just over 10 years’! They praised DTS and its entire staff for saving them huge amounts of time, effort and money searching other avenues for this data set. This was also sourced by DTS at NO extra cost as they have been a valuable customer for more than 10 years.
Quant Analyst - $600M Equities Hedge Fund London - May 2011
"Wow its so much quicker to access your data and analytics than via Bloomberg".
Options Trader - Zurich Based Bank - March 2011
"Horizon is a one stop shop for everyone to access all kinds of market data and compare trading ideas".Manager - Swiss Bank Market Data Services - March 2009
"We have used DTS's Horizon product now for 12 years and have been very happy with the service we have received. Over the years we have had up to 30 users on the Horizon license after we started with just 3 initial licenses. DTS has always been extremely accommodating when we wanted to add new users and to remove them from the shared license we have been using. We have especially been very grateful for the responsiveness of DTS's data team whenever we have queried any aspect of the data that they supply. Not only do they investigate our questions very quickly, we find that we get comprehensive explanations and if any data element has been shown to be incorrect (which is rare) they have corrected it and sent us the updates by the next day. When compared to the other 2 main data vendors that we use, DTS's service is outstanding."
Analyst - London based Hedge Fund - February 2009
"It is wonderful to speak to an actual human being when I have a query instead of a machine or the inevitable reams of unanswered e-mails."
Private Trader - December 2008
"I had Open Horizon at my last employer and changed jobs just last month. I made it a condition of my new contract that my new employer subscribe to Open Horizon as it is an integral part of the environment I use. I am currently on 'garden leave' in between jobs and I have personally subscribed to DTS's Horizon Direct to keep abreast with what is going on with the markets. Much better value than subscribing to a XXXXXXX 3000 or B'berg terminal."
"We subscribed to Horizon COM for our entire prop trading desk and have been very satisfied with the quality of the data and the fact that we can use the data in our Matlab (C) apps. At least we know we can rely on the data. Thanks."
"Awesome app and excellent value for money. I have recommended Horizon to a few of my colleagues."
"DTS's applications seem to be one of the best kept secrets in our business. They seem to rely on word of mouth for all their new business. We have had 2 traders join us from a competitor about 2 months ago and we had no idea of the services that DTS provide. Since then we have set up most of our swaps and OTC options traders with their Open Horizon product. Some use it when they are at home and some of the sales staff use it when traveling to client visits as well. I have been responsible for liaison with DTS since we started using their products and I have always found them very responsive to questions and to suggestions for improvements."
"I have done a volatility test on your data and you compare very favourably with your competitors. Your data is the most consistent of all the providers I have tested."
"I cannot believe the speed with which I can calculate very complex expressions how on earth do you do it."
"Your product is the most user friendly application I have found in the financial markets."
"We have a branch in Frankfurt who also have Horizon and I find it very useful in conference calls how we can interact with them and discuss strategies whilst live on your system."
"Thanks for coming round yesterday to give a training session to my staff. They found it very informative and knowing how to use a greater range of features in your products gives us much more value for our outlay."
"Please thank your programmer for going through the method for extracting your data into my in-house program. I find your product very user friendly which allows me to plot some complex equations much easier than I otherwise thought."
"Thank you for adding the House Price Index to your list of Economic Data with such speed, this has proved very useful to our calculations. I was expecting this to take months to achieve but am really pleased with the results."
"Your application is the only one I know of that can produce a basket of Equities which I can track and provide technical analysis for without using a large number of unwieldy spread sheets."